Cheboygan Man Accused of Torturing, Killing Puppy

A Cheboygan man is charged with killing his dog.

Cheboygan police says the man beat 4 to 5-month-old dog so badly she died from her injuries in Cheboygan.

Thomas Distasio was arrested Sunday for cruelty to animals.

Police say he threw the dog across the room into a large freezer and kicked and stomped on her for getting into the trash.

Along with being charged with killing and torturing animals, he’s also charged with being a habitual offender.